Amanda E. Devercelli is the Acting Global Lead for Early Childhood Development at the World Bank. In 2012, she launched the Bank’s Early Learning Partnership. The $30 million multi-donor fund builds programs, policies and research to deliver quality early learning for young children. Amanda co-led the development of the Bank’s Systems Approach for Better Education Results-Early Childhood Development (SABER-ECD). She leads operational and analytical work across the Bank’s portfolio. Current research areas include engaging the non-state sector in early learning and the linkages between early learning and later skills. Amanda has a Masters from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and was awarded the Reynolds Fellowship in Social Enterprise by the Harvard Kennedy School.